By | September 5th, 2016|One Rock|

Everyone who wants to be a failure, please raise your hand. That’s what I thought. We all want to be good at what we do, to be competent and respected and admired. We even spend large amounts of money on things we don’t need in order to show off just how successful we are. But we [...]

The Doorkeeper – Fr. Solanus Casey

By | August 30th, 2016|One Rock|

Bernard Casey and Ellen Murphy, both Irish immigrants, met in the United States. Their marriage was blessed with sixteen children. Their sixth child, Bernard Francis Casey, was born on the family farm in Wisconsin on November 25, 1870 and was baptized in nearby St. Joseph´s Church on December 18th. Within the family, he was called [...]

Is social media…social?

By | November 4th, 2015|One Rock|

As we scroll through our "News Feed" are we truly engaging socially with our "Friends"? Our idea of interaction with others has been reduced to a like, a share, and an occasional comment (which usually doesn't say more than, "Great post!", "I agree", "I disagree", etc.--The like button would work just as well in many [...]


By | October 30th, 2015|One Rock|

Fear. Have you felt it? There are few things that can control us so profoundly as real fear. We can be afraid of many things, even things we know are good: a commitment, a person, guilt, the feeling of pain. We can fear the uncertainty of the future, or world events, or being vulnerable with [...]


By | October 24th, 2015|One Rock|

Catholic men need encouragement in holiness. We need to be taught by our shepherds, the bishops, what our vocation as Catholic men means. Most of all, we need a call to arms, a challenge to live in a counter-cultural fashion. I am pleased to share that Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix has [...]


By | July 14th, 2015|One Rock|

J.R.R. Tolkien was a romantic. When he met his future wife, Edith, at the age of 16, he was instantly smitten with her and immediately began an informal courtship, taking her to local tea houses on a regular basis. When the priest who acted as Tolkien’s guardian found out about his romance, however, he forbade [...]

All we have to decide…

By | July 7th, 2015|One Rock|

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien - The [...]

Filling our void. #FallingPlates

By | June 30th, 2015|One Rock|

What is it we seek? Happiness ultimately. We are all beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and we are made for happiness with Him. But so often we search for happiness in temporary things that cannot satisfy us. There is a void in us. The real question is: How will you fill [...]


By | June 26th, 2015|One Rock|

Who am I and what will I do with my life? It’s one of the most important questions you can ask yourself. Deep down inside, every human person desires to know who they really are and what they are made for. It’s a question you need to ask but to find the answer it’s necessary [...]

The Key to Virtue

By | May 27th, 2015|One Rock|

Virtue is the middle ground, the happy medium between two extremes. A person who is courageous knows when they must act, and they do so without fear, but with prudence, looking for the good of the other. They are neither a coward nor are they too risky. But there is a key to living virtue, [...]